More abandoned books! #IMWAYR

January 28, 2020

(I don’t know why I am feeling the exclamation point for post titles so far this year, but I’m going to leave it.)

The title, btw, is only a little misleading. I mean, I did *finish* a book, after all.

SadieSadie by Courtney Summers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the audio, and I love a full-cast audio, so this really delivered. Rebecca Soler (narrator of The Lunar Chronicles) narrates all of Sadie’s parts, and she is the actual best so that was A+++.

This was a very cool concept, and though I am not a fan/listener of true crime podcasts, I liked the way this was plotted and the way the timelines overlapped and converged. I also like that I could trust that Summers would come back to what seemed like dropped plot threads throughout the course of the novel.

I’m also very, very glad we actually got to hear from Sadie herself and not just people talking about and around her.

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That said, I did abandon two books, one in print and one audio.

Permanent RecordPermanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Tapping out at pg. 86 (start of chapter 9). I’m not gaining traction with this one so may just need to try it again later.

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Daisy Jones & The SixDaisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I heard very good things about this audiobook so gave it a try, but I was about an hour in and realized I could not take Jennifer Beals’ narration a second more. I appreciate that she was trying to be in character and do a gritty/smoky voice for Daisy, but it was so irritating to me that I put off listening to the book for a whole day and then when I listened again figured out that’s what made me hesitant.

So anyway, I’ll be reading this one in print.

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Of course, I am still committed to completing the Audible challenge, so I am currently listening to Marie Kondō’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpI like it (and the narration) so far.


Have a good week, everyone!

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  1. LadyInRead (@LadyInReadvt)

    I get your point about exclamation marks!! I have done something similar too (or rather do)… and as far as abandoned books, I have many..

  2. Shaye Miller

    I was stunned by Sadie. Once I got into it, I was so glad I chose to listen to the audiobook — the narration and sound effects was so extraordinary! And I’m bummed to hear about the narration of Daisy Jones & The Six. I’m tellin’ ya, the narration can make or break a book, can’t it? I’m glad for the heads-up, Akilah!


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